Graduate School of Theology and Ministry



Training for Competent Spirit-Led Ministry

The Oral Roberts University Graduate School of Theology and Ministry (Seminary) provides sound academic, biblical, and theological education with a distinctive charismatic perspective. Its mission is to prepare men and women empowered by the Holy Spirit for effective leadership. Through an advanced comprehensive curriculum, graduates are equipped for ministry, counseling, and leadership within the context of the church, church-related agencies, and clinical and professional settings in the greater global community.

ORU has a distinguished charismatic theological faculty. In addition to holding earned doctorates from major universities and seminaries worldwide, they also come with rich and varied experiences, a heart for ministry and the desire to lead others to an intimate, personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Students’ academic education will be enriched by their wealth of professional competence as they serve as mentors and models. In the classroom, professors provide biblical understanding, theological insight, ministry preparedness, and clinical expertise in an atmosphere of caring accountability. Professors also spend one-on-one time helping students identify their strengths and weaknesses, develop spiritually, and actualize their calling by discovering and developing their spiritual gifts for vocational ministry.

 Spiritus journal Click here to see Spiritus, the ORU Journal of Theology. 


The Graduate School of Theology and Ministry is accredited by the Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada (ATS).  The following degree programs are approved:
Master of Divinity; M.A. Biblical Literature; M.A. Theological/Historical Studies; M.A. in Christian Counseling; M.A. in Missions; M.A. in Practical Theology; and Dr. of Ministry.

Notice of Upcoming Accreditation Site Visit:

The Oral Roberts University Graduate School of Theology and Ministry will be receiving an evaluation committee site visit from ATS, March 11-14, 2019. Our constituencies are invited to send comments to the school and/or to the ATS Commission concerning the institution's qualifications for accreditation. These comments will be made available to the evaluation committee. The evaluation committee may also include an open hearing scheduled during the course of the visit. Questions or comments may be addressed to Dr. Bill Buker, Associate Dean, at ATS contact information is below.

The Commission contact information is:
The Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools in the U.S. and Canada
10 Summit Park Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15275  USA
Telephone: 412.788.6505
Fax: 412.788.6510

Statement of Educational Effectiveness

The Graduate School of Theology and Ministry measures its educational effectiveness through a comprehensive student learning assessment program, which determines student competencies in relationship to degree program goals.

The following graphs represent graduating students' ratings of selected variables of educational effectiveness for the Master of Divinity and M.A. degree programs.  Source: 2017-2018 ATS Graduating Student Survey. (Click on links below to view graphs.)

Graduates' Satisfaction with:
 assessment: Degree Program Goals and Rubrics

The GSTM is dedicated to ongoing program assessment. Click here to see  degree program goals and artifact rubrics.